MSR Webinar flyer

The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) will organize a High-Level webinar to present the draft ISA Marine Scientific Research (MSR) Action Plan in support of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (ISBA/26/A/4) which will formally begin in 2021.

The webinar will be held from 8:00AM to 10:10AM (Kingston time) on 17 November 2020, via an online meeting platform and will feature four panels with representatives from the ISA, the United Nations, IOC-UNESCO, members of ISA and the scientific community.

The main objective of the webinar is to present the key components of the draft Action Plan by highlighting how it represents the objectives identified for the UN Decade and the six strategic research priorities around which ISA will mobilize its actions in a complementary and synergistic manner.

A limited capacity of 250 participants will be allowed to attend the webinar live to ensure that the bandwidth will be of good quality. However, the webinar will be recorded and made available on ISA’s website just after.

Interested participants are invited to register at: by Saturday, 14 November 2020. Preference will be given to members and observers of ISA, as well as contractors and due consideration will be given to ensure balanced geographic representation and gender balance.

More information on the webinar is available on the event page.

For enquiries, please contact:

Ms. Marie Bourrel-McKinnon, Senior Policy Officer – Special Assistant to the Secretary-General, ISA (


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